In January 2018, Dr Scott Bevz will be joining Hands on India alongside 35 other chiropractors in Siliguri, West Bengal. Hands on India (HOI) is a unique charity run by Australian Chiropractors. For the past 12 years, the HOI team has travelled to the far North-East of India to provide “hands on” chiropractic care, and basic medical care to the Siliguri region and its surrounding communities.
Much of the region works either on tea plantations, picking 20kg bags of tea, or breaking river stones by hand to sell for the creation of roads and buildings. On average this lifetime of hard labour brings in $1-2 per day and leaves many with musculo-skeletal aches, pains and problems. Child-labour rates are high and there is very limited access to basic health care.
Source: (Hands On India, 2015)
HOI will return to Siliguri in January 2018 for their 12th trip. Over the course of two weeks they will stay as guests of the Seva Kendra Mission travelling to surrounding areas where they will set-up temporary clinics and provide care. This time, there will be a team of 36 chiropractors, including our very own Scott!
All of the team members are volunteering their time, paying their own travel expenses and working hard to raise funds to support community projects, improve the communities overall quality of life, and help break the cycle of poverty.
Please note 100% of all funds raised goes directly to providing care to the region; setting up temporary clinics, funding 7 primary schools with 700 children and supporting over 2000 women in microeconomics and Women’s Empowerment projects. Donations can be made in the clinic or at gofundme.com/handsonindia. Every dollar helps, thank you for helping make a difference to so many.